Principal Clinical Psychologist - Community Mental Health Team
The Charleston Centre

Job reference: 083873

Location: The Charleston Centre

Job closing date: 24/01/2022

Job posted date: 10/01/2022

Salary: Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Community Mental Health Team

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

We are advertising for a Principal Clinical Psychologist (1.0wte, permanent) to join the Psychology service within our Renfrewshire Adult Community Mental Health Services. The postholder will be expected to deliver care in one of our Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) and a key component of this post will involve leading on the clinical governance role in the delivery of low intensity psychological therapies within this team.  The postholder will provide a high quality psychological assessment and therapy service in the field of adult mental health, particularly working with complex cases, and contributing to our ongoing development work with regards to pathways for individuals presenting with complex trauma, emotionally unstable personality disorder or psychosis. The postholder would be expected to be enthusiastic about multi-disciplinary working, and feel confident about working as an integral member of a large service. Working closely with local Psychology colleagues, you will support the Joint Community Services Manager and the Professional Lead for Psychology locally in fulfilling their role and contributing to our delivery in relation to the 5 year strategy and our local psychological therapies plans.  The postholder will provide specialist clinical supervision and training to MDT staff delivering psychologically-based interventions within the service. The postholder will contribute to service audit and evaluation. The postholder will receive support and supervision from a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Applicants should have post-graduate doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996), post-doctoral clinical experience and training, and current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. Post-qualification experience in Adult Mental Health and experience in the planning, development and delivery of evidence-based groups is desirable. The post requires the ability to travel to bases as required and a current driving licence.

NOTE: Newly qualified Clinical Psychologists will be considered under a Preceptorship arrangement, whereby the successful applicant would be appointed at Band 7 for a period with progression to Band 8A with successful achievement of the required competencies.   

​​​​​​​The shift pattern for this post is Monday-Friday 9-5pm

Informal Contact: Dr Mary Howley, 01475 558000,

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde encourages applications from all sections of the community. We promote a culture of inclusion across the organisation and are proud of the diverse workforce we have.

Details on how to contact the Recruitment Service can be found within the Candidate Information Packs.   


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